Some people in Europe used to own bears. Travelling circuses used to tame them for shows, and wild ones were often captured and made to fight other bears, bulls, dogs, or other animals caught for the purpose. Such shows (known as bear-baiting) have since been outlawed in most countries.
Yeah. I answered the same. Our answer should have been accepted if "It's a bear." is a correct.
I was also given the suggestion of "He has a bear." Which should be the only correct answer if I am thinking about this right. "C'est un ours." would be "It's/It is a bear" and "Il a un ours" would be "He/It has a bear." Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
So, if I'm correct 'it is a bear' is wrong, and shortening that to 'it's' is as well. However 'it has a bear' is correct, this can in informal speech also be shortened to ' it's '. I think that's why ' it's ' is accepted, but please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
I am not completely sure, but I thought 'il' could both be he and it, the same goes for 'ce', exept that could be he, she or it. The difference between ' c'est and il est' is further explained in the lesson 'être / avoir '. To quote the lesson here for who can't do that lesson yet but still wants to know:
"When describing people and things with être in French, you usually can't use a personal subject pronoun like elle. Instead, you must use the impersonal pronoun ce, which can also mean "this" or "that". Note that ce is invariable, so it can never be ces sont.<pre>
personal subj. pronoun impersonal subj. pronoun</pre>
singular c'est il/elle est plural ce sont ils/elles sont
These pronouns aren't interchangeable. The basic rule is that you must use ce when être is followed by any determiner—for instance, an article or a possessive adjective. Note that c'est should be used for singulars and ce sont should be used for plurals.
C'est un homme. — He's a man. / This is a man. / That is a man. Ce sont des chats. — They're cats. / These are cats. / Those are cats. C'est mon chien. — It's my dog. / This is my dog. / That's my dog.
If an adjective, adverb, or both appear after être, then use the personal pronoun.
Elle est belle. — She is beautiful. (Or "It is beautiful.") Il est très fort. — He is very strong. (Or "It is very strong.")
As you know, nouns generally need determiners, but one important exception is that professions, nationalities, and religions can act as adjectives after être. This is optional; you can also choose to treat them as nouns.
He is a doctor. — Il est médecin. / C'est un médecin.
However, c'est should be used when using an adjective to make a general comment about (but not describe) a thing or situation. In this case, use the masculine singular form of the adjective.
C'est normal ? — Is this normal? Non, c'est étrange. — No, this is strange. "
No, it is a perversion of the contraction which Duolingo has unfortunately adopted as standard. For 90% of English speakers, the contraction "he's" means "he is" and "he has" may only be contracted when "has" is an auxiliary verb, e.g., he has gone and not when "has" means "to possess". However there are a few who contract all kinds of things which are not standard English.
I'll admit that I didn't know the first two definitions on dictionary.com... but you can always look these things up :) As for why it didn't accept that... I can't think of a situation in which I would say: He has a masthead. I would be more likely to say: He has a ship. In any case, all accepted answers are put in by humans, while the word translations are suggested by electronic translators. Suggest your translation and maybe later it will be accepted.
Sounds like il y a to me, at full speed - either that or it's a very slender L, more like the initial liquid L in British "little", pronounced with the tip of the tongue on the hard palate, and less like the harder "broad" L in American "little", pronounced with the tongue on the top teeth and dental ridge.